TASTE
Chicago
October 23-24, 2015

Events

Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, October 23, 2015
5:30 pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

The Geraghty
2520 South Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608

Cocktail Attire
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Featuring a menu created by
Mark Ladner
Taste America All-Star
James Beard Award Winner
Mark Ladner
Del Posto
NYC
Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim
Local Stars
Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim
Parachute
Chicago
Dave and Megan Miller
Pastry Chef
Dave and Megan Miller
Baker Miller Bakery
Chicago
Devon Quinn
Host Chef
Devon Quinn
Paramount Events
Chicago
Rick Bayless
Guest Emcee
James Beard Award Winner
Rick Bayless
Co-Creator/Host
The Feed Podcast
Steve Dolinsky
Guest Emcee
James Beard Award Winner
Steve Dolinsky
Co-Creator/Host
The Feed Podcast
Reception will feature tastings by
Tanya Baker
Tanya Baker
The Boarding House
Chicago
Paul Fehribach
Paul Fehribach
Big Jones
Chicago
Ryan McCaskey
Ryan McCaskey
Acadia
Chicago
Paul Virant
Paul Virant
Vie
Western Springs, IL

Co-Chairs
Don Welsh, President and CEO, Choose Chicago
Sam Toia, President & CEO, Illinois Restaurant Association
Nina and Bob Mariano, Mariano’s
John Colletti, Managing Partner, Gibsons Restaurant Group
Jimmy Bannos, Owner, The Purple Pig and Heaven on Seven
Craig, Beth, and Matt Nielsen, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Chicago’s finest chefs. Then you'll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by 2015 Best Chef: NYC Award winner Mark Ladner and Local Stars Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim, along with pastry chefs Dave and Megan Miller. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Click here to reserve tickets! For more information on events or local sponsorship in Chicago, please contact Isabelli Media Relations (IMR) at john@imrchicago.com or 312.342.5343.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2016, local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.

Sponsored locally in part by:

Sur La Table

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:30 am–4:00 pm
Sur La Table
900 North Michigan Shops
900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of events:

Nespresso
9:30 am
Coffee Tasting
Nespresso
JBF Award Winner Mark Ladner<br> Del Posto, NYC
10:00 am
Cooking Demonstration
JBF Award Winner Mark Ladner
Del Posto, NYC
Breville
10:30 am
Product Demonstration
Breville
Lifeway Foods
10:30 am
Kefir Tasting
Lifeway Foods
Charcuterie Tasting
10:30 am
West Loop Salumi
Charcuterie Tasting
Tanya Baker, The Boarding House, Chicago
12:00 pm
Demonstration, Sponsored by Lifeway Foods
Tanya Baker, The Boarding House, Chicago


Kitchen space is limited for chef demonstrations. Please RSVP to sarahs@imrchicago.com in order to guarantee your seat (max 2 guests). Indicate the number of guests and time of the cooking demonstration you wish to attend.